Here is a view of the Julius Peck, Litchfield Conn. column clock as received. As purchased I received the case, dial, and empty movement. The movement was missing all the gears except for the count wheel, escape wheel and verge. As you can see someone decided to add a nasty hole to the dial. This was probably to advance the strike mechanism if needed.
I had an extra set of wooden works gears that I fit into this movement. In order to get this thing to run I ended up shifting a pivots slightly to achieve the proper depthing and tooth engagement.
Stenciling the columns gave me an unexpected surprise. I apply black rustoleum paint on the columns for a base coat that is mixed with some dark brown stain to get a nice warm color. I then apply polyurethane spray which I allow to get mostly dry before I apply the stencil powder. On this clock I decided to apply a few coats of shellac over the stenciling to seal it a give the column some warm color. However, the shellac somehow reacted with the poly, but only on one column. I have no idea why.
A View of he interior of the Julius Peck Clock
Here is the final restored state for this Julius Peck Clock. The mahogany splat was patterned after other known Julius Peck clocks. In my research I was able to find three other Julius Peck Clocks. All three had labels stating Julius Peck + Co. My label simply states Julius Peck which I believe is olde thanthe other three.
This view shows restoration in progress
So I had to strip and re-do this one side. Thankfully on the second try, it came out right.
Here is a close up of the tablet I created for this clock. This is lithograph image originally from a Riley Whiting Clock